Photo of email from John Mark Karr courtesy of Rocky Mountain News
The following is the text of an email from John Mark Karr to University of Colorado journalism professor Michael Tracey dated December 24, 2005.
The two men exchanged hundreds of emails over the course of four years. Information in some of the more recent letters caused Tracey to contact Boulder police about Karr's possible role in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey.
We tried this once before. I wrote a wonderful message to JonBenet. You never delivered it. We talked about a memorial but it never came to be. The message would have sufficed but I no longer have access to all the mails I sent you from Europe. I will attempt a short message here. Please read it aloud to JonBenet at her house on Christmas. For that, you would be doing me a great favor.
JonBenet, My Love,
You are with me. Your lovely glow surrounds me wherever I roam. Your light shines beyond the darkness. Once so close to you, now, your spirit speaks louder than your words; louder than once did your laughter - that spirited, funny, lovely laughter that no one speaks of in rememberance of you though we know that it once existed and now exists in a place beyond this life. JonBenet, my love, my life, I love you and shall forever love you. I pray that you can hear my voice calling out to you from my darkness - this darkness that now separates us. We shall meet again and laugh together once more as we did in this life. If there is to be a life for me after this one, I pray that it will be with you - together forever with you and other little girls who are gone now from my life forever; this would be my Heaven. God rest thy lovely soul JonBenet, my love - I love you forever.